Chinese communities rattled by virus, cancel new year events

ALHAMBRA, Calif. — The rapid spread of a new virus from China has cast a pall across Chinese American communities, with people staying inside whenever...
4:16 1 February 2022

Amazon’s latest milestone: 150 million Prime members

NEW YORK — It was another prime Christmas for Amazon.
22:30 30 January 2022

Barr says there will be ‘zero tolerance’ on anti-Semitism

NEW YORK — Attorney General William Barr ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. to step up their efforts to combat anti-Semitic hate crimes as he...
19:56 28 January 2022

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

BEIJING — China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and...
13:37 27 January 2022

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

BEIJING — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in centr...
16:07 25 January 2022

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

BEIJING — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-be...
17:24 24 January 2022

Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holiday

BEIJING — Bai Xue had planned a road trip through China's lush eastern coast to ring in the Lunar New Year, usually a time of lively family reunions a...
3:40 24 January 2022

World airports taking precautions after China virus ourbreak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Airports around the world have begun taking precautions to deal with an anticipated influx of Chinese tourists taking Lu...
14:38 23 January 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

ATLANTA — Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best...
23:35 20 January 2022

Buttigieg trying now to make it to SC for MLK Day events

FLORENCE, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been criticized for his slow outreach to blacks and other minorities, is tr...
19:21 18 January 2022

ASK A DESIGNER: Easy ways to brighten rooms in winter

When home designer and builder Marnie Oursler talks with clients about building their dream homes along the Delaware coast, their No. 1 request is ha...
13:57 8 January 2022

What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

From early December through Jan. 1 (or beyond, depending on how fervently you hang on to the holidays), the pop of a Champagne or sparkling wine cork ...
23:28 30 December 2022

Police, victims warn against firing guns on New Year’s Eve

Kaitlyn Kong thought she had been punched hard in the abdomen as she stood among thousands of people in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, as the new ...
11:03 30 December 2022

Sudan’s Christians enjoy holiday amid hope for new freedoms

KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Sudanese Christian marchers weaved through bustling markets and traffic-clogged streets wearing “I Love Jesus” T-shirts or color...
19:44 26 December 2022

AP Explains: What is Boxing Day?

LONDON — In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here’s a...
11:04 26 December 2022

Lindsey Vonn goes social with P.K. Subban marriage proposal

Lindsey Vonn popped the question to hockey star P.K. Subban.
0:47 26 December 2022

Trumps wish Americans ‘Merry Christmas’ as they mark holiday

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are wishing Americans a Merry Christmas as they celebrate the holiday with thei...
17:48 25 December 2021

JFK letter promising Santa safe during Cold War on display

BOSTON — In the throes of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was planning to test a massive nuclear bomb in the Arctic Circle.
13:43 25 December 2021

Trumps attend music-filled church service on Christmas Eve

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a music-filled Christmas Eve service at Family Church in West Pal...
23:54 24 December 2021

Pothole Christmas tree inspires pastor to write holiday song

McCOMB, Miss. — A scraggly metal Christmas tree planted in a pothole has inspired a Mississippi minister to pen a holiday song.
20:29 24 December 2021

On the Money: Tips to make the best of post-holiday shopping

NEW YORK — Holiday shopping doesn’t end with Christmas.
16:07 24 December 2021

Thousands mark Christmas in West Bank town of Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Thousands of Christian pilgrims on Tuesday flocked to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, celebrating Christmas Eve in the traditi...
15:46 24 December 2021

Home for the holidays: Prince Philip leaves hospital

LONDON — Prince Philip was discharged from a London hospital Tuesday and immediately taken by helicopter to join other senior royals at Queen Elizabet...
11:08 24 December 2021

Chant or rant? Surviving the most wonderful time of the year

If the holidays leave you more stressed than centered, some experts say daily meditation sessions can help. The only question: Who has time to meditat...
17:09 23 December 2021

Holiday blues: French strikes hit Christmas shopping season

PARIS — Last year, it was the yellow vest protests. This year, it’s the strikes that have crippled Paris. The Christmas holidays aren’t proving to be ...
16:25 23 December 2021

Israel to grant holiday travel permits to Gaza Christians

JERUSALEM — Israel announced on Sunday that it will allow Christians in the Gaza Strip to travel to Jerusalem and the West Bank for Christmas.
21:19 22 December 2021

Poll: Americans grateful at holidays _ and a bit stressed

MINNEAPOLIS — Wade Holcomb has a lot to be grateful for this year. In addition to graduating college and getting a job, he also has a beautiful 4-mont...
13:03 20 December 2021

Forget wrapped presents, try wrapping wreaths instead

CONCORD, N.H. — Wrapped presents belong under the tree, but wrapped wreaths on doors or walls also can add to holiday decor.
13:38 17 December 2021

Smart holiday shopping: Avoiding fake reviews and tricky ads

NEW YORK — There are lots of bargains online during the holidays, but also plenty of ways to get scammed, even at established outlets like Amazon.
17:19 16 December 2021

Melania Trump befriends 18-year-old former leukemia patient

WASHINGTON — The first time Caoilinn McLane met Melania Trump she had no idea it wouldn't be the last time.
22:26 6 December 2021